A look ahead to what’s on at The Welcoming this week…

Saturday 5 May, Creative Space
12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Come to Creative Space this Saturday 12pm-4pm, for all the usual creative space activities – there’ll be drawing, painting, arts & games and a chance to play the piano!

Monday 7 May, Open Book Reading Group
10-12, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Join our Open Book Reading Group for a chance to share good books, discover new authors and gain confidence reading with others.

Monday 7 May, Friendship Group
Every Monday, 3-4.30pm- spaces must be booked
We have a couple of spaces available for our  Friendship Group on a Monday afternoon. You must sign up for this session, and spaces are on a first come first served basis. This is a small, friendly and welcoming shared space where we will have conversation on a topic decided by participants on the day. If you are interested in attending, please email info@thewelcoming.org by midday on Monday.

Tuesday 8 May, Table Tennis Tuesdays
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Have you been along to our Table Tennis Tuesday sessions yet? These open and self-led ping pong sessions are a great chance to meet new people, and practise a new skill.

Wednesday 9 May, Scotland for Newcomers – Corstorphine Hill
Meet at The Welcoming at 3pm
Join us on Wednesday for a walk up Corstorphine Hill. This is a beautiful local nature reserve full of natural woodland and wildlife.

Wednesday 9 May, Welcoming Choir
Every Wednesday, 7.20-9pm, Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe Coburg Street
If you enjoy singing and meeting new people, the choir could be perfect for you! The Welcoming Choir is an international choir, based in the heart of Edinburgh, which brings together newcomers and locals to share and learn new songs together. No experience necessary, all welcome!

Wednesday 9 May, Music Workshop
Every Wednesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Do you enjoy playing music? Want somewhere to practice and people to jam with? Come along to our new weekly music drop-in session! We have a couple of instruments you can use, or bring your own.

*New Time*
Wednesday 9 May, Jogging Group

Every Wednesday 6-7pm, meet at The Welcoming
Jogging Group has moved to a new Wednesday evening time – join us for a gentle run from The Welcoming. New joggers are always welcome, please email sue.gyford@scottishathletics.org.uk first to let her know you’re coming and to indicate your level.

Thursday 10 May, Gym Session
Every Thursday, 3-5pm, Meet at The Welcoming
Did you make a New Years Resolution to be more active? We’re starting some new weekly gym sessions, which will help you discover gym facilities in Edinburgh and will be a good way to meet new people. You will need to bring £1, and wear comfortable clothes. All abilities welcome!

Thursday 10 May, Mindfulness
Every Thursday, 3-5pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us on Thursday afternoon for a beginners Mindfulness session.

Friday 11 May, Welcoming Lunch
12.15-1.15, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Join us to share a great lunch from Pret a Manager, and meet new people!

Friday 11 May, Strategy Workshop
Would you like to help guide the future direction of the Welcoming? You are warmly invited to join us for our Strategy Workshop which will take place on the 5th floor at the Welcoming on Friday 11 May from 1 – 4pm. This will be an opportunity for you to help shape the vision, mission and values of the organisation and for you to contribute your ideas for future projects and activities. We are looking forward to a fun and productive event! Book your place on Eventbrite – the password is ‘welcoming’

Friday 11 May, Conversation Cafe
1.30-3.30pm, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Join us for our weekly Conversation Cafe! This is a chance to meet new people, and chat with local volunteers. Each week we will have a new topic for activities and discussion.

Every Day at The Welcoming – English language classes
See our timetable for all the details.

What’s on at The Welcoming 5th-12th May